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Microsoft Releases SQL Server Security Tools

Microsoft released a beta version of its Code Analysis Tool and Anti-Cross Site Scripting Library for developers.

Zero-Day IE Exploit To Get Out-of-Cycle Patch

Microsoft will end 2008 with a "critical" out-of-cycle patch for IE, according to an advance notification issued Tuesday for a new security update slated for release on Dec. 17.

Microsoft Ends 08 with Two Security Battles

Plus: Should security experts follow open source's open development model? And the damage that can happen in 4.5 seconds.

Microsoft Mobile GUI Has Debut on Apple iPhone

Microsoft Live Labs announced on Saturday that its Seadragon Mobile graphical user interface (GUI) is now available for the Apple iPhone as a technical preview release, but Windows Mobile users will have to wait to get it.

Open Source Advocate Dick Hardt Joins Microsoft

Digital identity pioneer and open source entrepreneur Dick Hardt will join Microsoft as partner architect, according to his "Identity 2.0" blog on Tuesday.

First Look: Lunascape Multiengine Web Browser

Web developers have traditionally kept multiple browsers on their computers to facilitate testing, but a fairly new Japanese-made experimental browser called Lunascape rolls the three most important engines into one.

Zero-Day IE 7 Flaw Discovered

Microsoft once again has to contend with "Exploit Wednesday." This time, the problem is a zero-day IE 7 flaw discovered soon after the Patch Tuesday release.

December's Patch Arrives, Addressing 28 Security Bugs

December's Patch Tuesday will be a historic security update release. But it won't be because of the size and scope of the eight patches.

A Tasty Dish of Worms and Spam

The security space saw lots of activity in November that may have lasting effects on the way IT pros protect, deploy and maintain environments going forward.

Unpatched Systems at Risk From Worm, Microsoft Says

Microsoft is seeing an increase in the number of malware attacks exploiting a security hole supposedly addressed by a recent patch.

ISO - IEC Publishes Office Open XML Standard

ISO/IEC on Tuesday published the Office Open XML (OOXML) file format standard, formally known as ISO/IEC 29500:2008.

IE8 Release Candidate Coming on 1Q 2009

Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8 apparently will have its product debut some time next year, according to an announcement released on Wednesday by the company.

'IP Peace of Mind' Year 2 for Microsoft-Novell

Microsoft and Novell issued an announcement on Tuesday marking the two-year anniversary of their controversial agreement surrounding Linux patents.

Exam for Enterprise Developers Heads to Beta

Right on the heels of one .NET exam being released to beta testing, Microsoft has released another.

Microsoft Rolls Out Windows Live Services, Silk Road Project

Microsoft plans to roll out updates to its Windows Live services and Windows Live Essentials offerings, which are aimed at consumer users.

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